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Brian J. Storbeck

February 14, 1962 ~ June 11, 2018 (age 56)

Brian J. Storbeck

Age 56 of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, June 11, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born February 14, 1962 in Hazel Crest, Illinois, Brian was a son of John and Shirley (Christiansen) Storbeck. He was raised and educated in Beecher and graduated from Beecher High School with the Class of 1980. Brian went on to attend Joliet Junior College, where he met Cecilia Chesser whom he later married on August 13, 1983. Together Brian and Cecilia made their home and raised their family in Wilmington.

Brian worked as a sheet metal worker and was employed with Local #265 out of Carol Stream for more than 30 years, spending more than 25 years with Talaga in Joliet.

An active member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Brian belonged to the Wilmington Lodge #241, where he enjoyed working the steak fry’s for many years. He also served as Governor for multiple terms; was past Vice President and President of Moose Legion #9 and was proud to have earned his Fellowship Jacket.

Brian was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, and will most be remembered for his love of family.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Cecilia; three children: Andrew Storbeck and Brianne (Jerry) Riggs, both of Wilmington and Ben Storbeck of Monee; two grandchildren: Gavin and Addyson Riggs; two sisters: Dawn Elliott of Frankfort and Lisa (Tony) Stella of Orland Park; aunts and uncles: Ferne and Harold Karstensen and Carol Meyer, both of Beecher and Lodeen and Alan Wietbrock of Lowell, Indiana; his mother-in-law, Jessie Chesser of Hillsboro, Illinois; sisters-in-law: Betty (the late Dan) Earp of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Becky (Steve) Quigley of Wilmington, Donna Chesser of Hillsboro, Carla Issert of Emden, Illinois, Judy Chesser of Roseville, California and Joan (Bill) Eddy of Rocklin, California, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents: John and Shirley Storbeck; his step-mother, Karen Storbeck (nee Bunde); one brother in infancy; his father-in-law, Carl “Gene” Chesser and one sister-in-law, Diana Chesser.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday, June 14, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. A Loyal Order of Moose Service of Tribute to be held at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will follow Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church, 604 S. Kankakee Street in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Sebastian Gargol officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Brian’s memory to Mooseheart Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539 or to the Wilmington School District Foundation for Excellence, 209 Wildcat Court, Wilmington, IL 60481.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Brian’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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